ERS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ERS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ERS files.

What is an ERS file?

An .ERS file is an Earth Resource Mapping Raster file. These ERS files contain the images and metadata used in ER Mapper Raster, a Earth resource mapping software. The ERS files are used by the oil, gas, and mineral industries to exploit satellite and aerial images of resource locations.

How to open ERS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ERS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different ERS openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .ERS

While Earth Resource Mapping Raster is a popular type of ERS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ERS extension.

The ERS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ERS opener may not be able to open all kinds of ERS files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ERS viewer.

Elastic Reality Shape

Through our analysis of ERS files, we know that one use of the format is Elastic Reality Shape. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different ERS openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ERS files. Remember, different programs may use ERS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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Progression SeriesProgression SeriesUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ERS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ERS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!